The Ohio Department of Development
(ODOD) has announced that it will team up with the Greater Cincinnati African-American Chamber of Commerce
and the Akron Urban League
to expand the state's support of the minority business community.
Both agencies will partner with ODOD's Minority Business Enterprise Division to facilitate training, networking and mentoring opportunities and to ensure that Ohio's minority-owned businesses have the assistance needed to be productive and profitable.
The Cincinnati African-American Chamber will receive $150,000 in grant funding for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 for oversight and staff assistance related to their mission of minority business growth.
They will also work to market the products and services of the Minority Business Enterprise Division to their membership and community.
Read the full release here